Choibalsan


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Choibalsan

 

(until 1921, San-Beise; until 1941, Baian-Tumen), a city in the eastern Mongolian People’s Republic, near the Chinese border, on the Kerulen River. Administrative center of Eastern Aimak. Population, 22,500 (1975). Choibalsan is connected by railroad with the Solov’evsk station of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the USSR. It is a highway junction and is connected by air with Ulan Bator. Building materials are manufactured in Choibalsan, and the city has automotive-repair facilities. A milling combine, a meat-packing plant, and a wool-scouring plant are located there. Brown coal and fluorite (in Berkh) are mined in the area.

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The first phase with 1,100km of railroad links Dalanzadgad-Tavantolgoi, Zuunbayan, Sainshand, Baruun, Urt, and Choibalsan.
And the 23-year-old former lifeguard has about another 400 miles left to go before he can claim another world first - being the only one ever to walk unaided and alone across Mongolia in its entirety, from its eastern border with China to westerly city of Choibalsan, near southern Russia.
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Horolyn Choibalsan was "Mongolia's Stalin" for transforming Mongolia's society with murder and violent purges to rid it of any challenges, killing over 100,000 persons, including Monks, intellectuals and the traditional elite, and causing the near-total destruction of Buddhist lamaseries.
Lenin and the Mongolian communist leader, Marshal Choibalsan, are held up to the pupils as models for emulation, but the youngsters' questions, logical and honestly posed, punch amusing holes in the bombast of propaganda.